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A Buyer’s Guide to Wheelbarrows

Find the best wheelbarrow with the Blain’s Farm & Fleet buyer’s guide. Whether you’re transplanting shrubs or hauling fall leaves around your yard, a wheelbarrow is a good piece of equipment to have in any garden shed or garage. But how do you choose the right one? There are a few differences and key factors to keep in mind when shopping for a quality wheelbarrow. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is(…)

How to Do a Soil Test

Learn how to do a soil test with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With Spring in the air, it’s time to start digging in the dirt and planting your favorite flowers and plants. There are a few tasks you’ll need to complete before you start planting – one of them being a soil test. Learn how to do a soil test with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Why should(…)

How to Plant a Succulent Bowl

Learn how to plant a succulent bowl with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re looking for low maintenance plants for your home, garden or back patio, succulents are a great choice. They require little water and care, and are easy to plant. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and types, so you can have a pot filled with an array of plants. Learn how to(…)

Tips for Winter Composting

Follow these tips for winter composting from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Just because the temperatures are starting to cool down doesn’t mean your compost pile needs to slow down. Even in the winter you’ll still produce kitchen scraps. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep your compost pile active through winter and be ready for spring. Benefits of Winter Composting Keeping your compost pile active through(…)

Digging Up and Storing Bulbs

Get your bulbs ready for winter with these tips on digging up and storing bulbs from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have bulbs that you won’t be able to get in the ground in the fall, you can still save them over the winter. They need to be removed from the ground before the soil freezes. Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet for digging up and storing(…)

Planting Deer-Resistant Plants

Keep deer out of the garden with deer-resistant plants and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work on planting your favorite flowers and plants, only to have some hungry deer ruin all your hard work. By planting deer-resistant plants, you can save your garden. The plants are unappetizing for the pesky creatures, meaning you can enjoy¬†blooming flowers all season long. Learn about some common deer-resistant plants with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.(…)

Keeping Out Garden Insects

Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to keep out pesky garden insects. You work hard to grow your vegetable or flower garden, only to have your hard work ruined by garden insects. While some insects are actually helpful in the garden–ground beetles, for example–some can cause serious damage to your vegetables and flowers. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out insect garden(…)

How to Home Compost

Learn how to home compost with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Thinking of starting your own organic garden? The cornerstone to organic gardening is compost and learning how to home compost is a good way to start. Composting is actually fairly easy to do. All you need is a bit of recycled garden or lawn trimmings, some everyday kitchen waste, a little love and a little patience. Nature(…)

How to Use a Lawn Edger

Learn how to give your lawn a clean edge with a lawn edger from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Make your lawn and your garden beds look smooth and picture perfect by using a lawn edger. Routine lawn edging also helps keep grass roots from invading your sidewalk and/or driveway. Whether you’re using a gas-powered edger or a manual one, you can achieve straight, defined edges with your lawn and garden.(…)

How to Keep Out Garden Pests

Keep out common garden pests with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to grow all your fruits, vegetables and flowers, only to have some pesky wildlife reap all the benefits. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out garden pests and protect your hard work. Deer – Deer love to browse through gardens and shrubs. The gentle creatures can cause quite a(…)

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